HC Deb 22 January 1942 vol 377 c450W
Dr. Peters

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he is aware that no provision has so far been made for any refresher courses for sea-going officers; will he at once set up such refresher courses and approach the Army authorities, with a view to arranging for men holding Board of Trade certificates, at present in the Army, to be transferred to such refresher courses?

Colonel Llewellin

I am aware that no refresher courses for sea-going officers have yet taken place, nor do we intend to start any until it becomes necessary. There are sufficient Merchant Navy officers with recent experience at sea available when required without drawing on men who would need either to be given a course or to be withdrawn from the Army.